Troops supported May 10 during Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Community Management Group will celebrate Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day Thursday, May 10, with a project to create packages filled with cards, letters and treats for 38 troops serving in Afghanistan.

Children and young relatives of Community Management Group employees will attend work with their parents and guardians. As part of the day’s activities, they will create care packages, letters and cards for troops serving with an employee’s brother overseas inAfghanistan. Children will pack sunflower seeds, beef jerky, canned soups and pasta dishes, jelly beans, nuts, chips and other snack items for the soldiers.

The packages will be sent to the 978th Military Police Company, the troop of CMG employee Eric Theros’ step-brother. There are 38 members of the troop, which is serving in Afganistan.

The goal of the project is to show the next generation the importance of community awareness and support as well as appreciation for military personnel.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day began 20 years ago as more than just a career day, but the chance for adults to expose the youth in their lives to the work they do every day, the value of education and the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life. The day also provides boys and girls the opportunity to share their vision of the future and explore their future goals while looking to an adult mentor.